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Old 24-01-2006, 02:36 AM posted to rec.food.cooking
Mark Thorson
 
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Default Kitchenaid? Bah! Here's a serious dough mixer!

The standard Kitchenaid is a rotating paddle for which
its axis of rotation also rotates in a circle. The
technical term for this is a "planetary mixer".

If you have two rotating paddles on that circle,
that's a "double planetary mixer". There are no
consumer double planetary mixers, but one just showed
up on eBay (mistakenly described as "twin head"):

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI....tem=7584328626

Double planetary is good, because the slug produced
by one paddle is continually intersected by the
other paddle.

This looks to be a somewhat old one. I would guess
it's 40 years old, plus or minus 10, but I'm not
really an expert on Charles Ross & Sons mixers.

Age is not a reason to avoid this unit. These
machines were built to last forever. If it was
in storage for 30 years or saw only occasional use,
it could be in very good shape. I don't
know this unit, so I just can't say.

I have no connection with the seller of this unit.
I won't bid on this unit, at the current price,
but I wouldn't say it's underpriced. If nobody
bids and it's relisted at $300, I'll be in there.
(And kicking myself for posting about it to rfc.)

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Old 24-01-2006, 02:46 AM posted to rec.food.cooking
itsjoannotjoann
 
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Default Kitchenaid? Bah! Here's a serious dough mixer!


Mark Thorson wrote:
The standard Kitchenaid is a rotating paddle for which
its axis of rotation also rotates in a circle. The
technical term for this is a "planetary mixer".

If you have two rotating paddles on that circle,
that's a "double planetary mixer". There are no
consumer double planetary mixers, but one just showed
up on eBay (mistakenly described as "twin head"):

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI....tem=7584328626



It would most likely get the job done and it's certainly an ugly thing.
Looks like it is meant to be bolted down to a work table, doesn't it?

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Old 24-01-2006, 02:53 AM posted to rec.food.cooking
Sheldon
 
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Default Kitchenaid? Bah! Here's a serious dough mixer!


Mark Thorson wrote:
The standard Kitchenaid is a rotating paddle for which
its axis of rotation also rotates in a circle. The
technical term for this is a "planetary mixer".

If you have two rotating paddles on that circle,
that's a "double planetary mixer". There are no
consumer double planetary mixers, but one just showed
up on eBay (mistakenly described as "twin head"):

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI....tem=7584328626

Double planetary is good, because the slug produced
by one paddle is continually intersected by the
other paddle.

This looks to be a somewhat old one. I would guess
it's 40 years old, plus or minus 10, but I'm not
really an expert on Charles Ross & Sons mixers.

Age is not a reason to avoid this unit. These
machines were built to last forever. If it was
in storage for 30 years or saw only occasional use,
it could be in very good shape. I don't
know this unit, so I just can't say.

I have no connection with the seller of this unit.
I won't bid on this unit, at the current price,
but I wouldn't say it's underpriced. If nobody
bids and it's relisted at $300, I'll be in there.
(And kicking myself for posting about it to rfc.)


Starting bid of $750 for that ugli two headed snake is ridiculous, even
$300 is way too much... with no bowl even $50 is a long shot gamble...
probably impossible to find parts.

Sheldon

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Old 24-01-2006, 03:10 AM posted to rec.food.cooking
Sheldon
 
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Default Kitchenaid? Bah! Here's a serious dough mixer!


Mark Thorson wrote:
The standard Kitchenaid is a rotating paddle for which
its axis of rotation also rotates in a circle. The
technical term for this is a "planetary mixer".

If you have two rotating paddles on that circle,
that's a "double planetary mixer". There are no
consumer double planetary mixers, but one just showed
up on eBay (mistakenly described as "twin head"):

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI....tem=7584328626

Double planetary is good, because the slug produced
by one paddle is continually intersected by the
other paddle.

This looks to be a somewhat old one. I would guess
it's 40 years old, plus or minus 10, but I'm not
really an expert on Charles Ross & Sons mixers.

Age is not a reason to avoid this unit. These
machines were built to last forever. If it was
in storage for 30 years or saw only occasional use,
it could be in very good shape. I don't
know this unit, so I just can't say.

I have no connection with the seller of this unit.
I won't bid on this unit, at the current price,
but I wouldn't say it's underpriced. If nobody
bids and it's relisted at $300, I'll be in there.
(And kicking myself for posting about it to rfc.)


Turns out they're still in business, and seem to be doing very well...
they were also a close neighbor as I lived within walking distance on
Lung Guyland (about 3 miles).

http://www.mixers.com/catlist.asp

Btw, I'd guess the age of that machine to be 1930... but unless it has
some sentimental value to the company I still think it's not worth
much, and I don't think it was intended for kitchen use.

Sheldon



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